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Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Geoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, and Petter Gottschalk


Organised crime in the twenty-first century is a knowledge war that poses an incalculable global threat to the world economy and harm to society — the economic and social costs are estimated at upwards of £20 billion a year for the UK alone (SOCA 2006/7). This book offers an approach to the tackling of this area by exploring how it works through the conceptual framework of a business enterprise. Structured in three parts, the book progresses systematically through key areas and concepts integral to dealing effectively with the myriad contemporary forms of organised crime and provides insights ... More

Keywords: organised crime, business enterprise, criminal entrepreneurialism, policing, Knowledge-Managed Policing, illegal business entrepreneurialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199578436
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoff Dean, author
Associate Professor at the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

Ivar Fahsing, author
Assistant Professor and Detective Superintendent at the Norwegian Police University College

Petter Gottschalk, author
Professor of Knowledge Management, the Norwegian School of Management